Why do boxers jog so much?

  1. Why do boxers jog so much?


    Boxers road work is like 3-5 miles of jogging at a pace of 4-6 MPH just about every day. They do occasionally do a bit of agility work and throw a few punches along the way, but isn't that a bit much? Boxers swear by it, and I'm reluctant to argue with Pac-man or Mayweather.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by drvinnybombat View Post
    Boxers road work is like 3-5 miles of jogging at a pace of 4-6 MPH just about every day. They do occasionally do a bit of agility work and throw a few punches along the way, but isn't that a bit much? Boxers swear by it, and I'm reluctant to argue with Pac-man or Mayweather.
    It's for endurance - and no, not too much at all; boxers ARE athletes, after all, and boxing is a very demanding sport (trust me, I boxed for a few years, and it's far more demanding than goign to th e gym for a few sessions a week to life like the 'average' trainee does). Boxers also do a lot of skipping, etc. And don't forget their actual boxing training sessions - which ARE specific re power, agility, etc.

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  3. yea they need it going toe to toe with another guys for a few rounds is more tiring then you would think. Always moving. It will tire you out fast
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  4. It's mainly for weight control in the lower classes. The speed isn't working on applicable enudrance, but it's more of a traditional thing than any actualsport-specific purpose.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    It's mainly for weight control in the lower classes. The speed isn't working on applicable enudrance, but it's more of a traditional thing than any actualsport-specific purpose.
    Rodja has a good point here. There is a fairly strong traditional component to boxing training. By comparison MMA is relatively new and does not have as entrenched ideology.

  6. MMA, I'd argue, has significantly different energy system requirements than boxing due to the prospect of having to dirty box/grapple for up to 5 minutes in a round. However, there are 5 rounds at a maximum. Boxing, on the other hand, is up to 15 3 minute rounds at what is likely to be a lower intensity (metabolically).
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by OnTheRoadTo View Post
    MMA, I'd argue, has significantly different energy system requirements than boxing due to the prospect of having to dirty box/grapple for up to 5 minutes in a round. However, there are 5 rounds at a maximum. Boxing, on the other hand, is up to 15 3 minute rounds at what is likely to be a lower intensity (metabolically).
    Don't think so.In both cases you want as large of a gas tank as you can practically get. Regardless, we're kinda going OT here.
  

  
 

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